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No direct bus to Nagamangalam

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Sir, — Nagamangalam in Krishnagiri district is around 25 km from Hosur. Although there are schools there, no direct buses go from Bangalore to Nagamangalam. One has to change three to four buses to reach the place. It would be lucrative for the Government, too, if direct buses were run during office hours. Presently, the commuters have to depend on trains, which is not convenient as the station is far.

A. Venkatesan,

Bangalore

Rainwater harvesting

Sir, — Although the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has made it mandatory for every householder to install rainwater harvesting at home, the response from people has been lukewarm. The BWSSB should take help from reputed private agencies that can go from house to house discussing the scheme and offer to install the system at a reasonable price. Moreover, incentives — such as a 5 per cent discount on the water bill — would attract more house owners to opt for rainwater harvesting.

D.B.N. Murthy,

Bangalore

Dog menace

Sir, — Although my family and I love dogs, it is disgusting to see stray dogs chase the two-wheelers and cars at night on several roads in the city, particularly in Urva Market and Ashok Nagar areas. I appeal to the authorities concerned to take steps to round up the stray dogs and hand them over to organisations like the Blue Cross.

Bharathi,

Mangalore

Lay speed-breakers

Sir, — The Ladyhill Junction where five roads meet requires a speed-breaker so that the vehicles slow down near the spot. Two-wheeler riders are really frightened to cross the junction, not to speak of the plight of pedestrians.

H. Madhusudhan Bhandrakar,

Mangalore

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